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How DeKalb Homeowners Can Avoid Spring Water Damage

Just when we thought spring had arrived this year in DeKalb, we were hit with a late March snowfall. While this wasn’t an unusual weather occurrence, it was, nevertheless, annoying.

Here in Illinois, we’re not immune to snowfalls that hit into the deepest depths of March and even April, and so we persevere. Snow likes us, even if we don’t particularly like snow.

Unfortunately, spring snow tends to land soft and melt hard. In other words, a puffy blanket of snow can become a glacial-like mass of heavy glop within 24 hours or less.

This heavy, slushy glop can be difficult to shovel, but it can also be particularly taxing on rooftops. As the snow melts and shifts downward due to gravity’s inexorable pull, the weight can become structurally difficult for a home to bear.

Therefore, the lower eaves of a roof can be the most susceptible to water damage because traditional home drainage systems may not be up to the task when it comes to draining roof snow melt.

And that’s when you notice melt water making its way through your drywall ceiling, and then onto your hardwood floors and/or carpeting. And that’s when the potential expense of water damage begins to calculate in your head, and those calculations are not comforting.

Fortunately, the dire effects of water damage can be halted before they become truly disastrous. The moment you notice water damage seeping through your drywall ceiling, you should give the water damage professionals at ServiceMaster Restoration & Cleaning Services by Skip a call.

Once water damage saturates drywall, it’s only a matter of time before its structural integrity collapses and it becomes watery chalk held together by paper. It’s imperative that water damage is caught early and the proper industrial drying equipment is brought in to mitigate the damage. ServiceMaster Restoration & Cleaning Services by Skip possesses the on hand expertise to treat damp drywall before it becomes an expensive remodeling disaster.

Don’t let your ceiling come collapsing down around you due to the rude arrival of a late snowfall. Call in the water damage restoration experts in DeKalb, Sycamore, and the surrounding areas: ServiceMaster Restoration & Cleaning Services by Skip. We know how to put the “dry” back in drywall.